Paul Pohlman

Paul is a teacher and administrator at Poynter. He specializes in the areas of leadership and management.


Questions that can help newsroom managers offer better feedback

Feedback helps staff members grow. It keeps them on track. It catches missteps early. And it’s a source of satisfaction for those on the receiving end of it. Feedback practiced regularly is one of the best tools a boss can … Read more

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Poynter On The Road

Experienced journalists and dedicated teachers, Poynter faculty offer expertise in the areas of leadership and management, online and multimedia, and core journalism values and skills. Depending on your needs, we’ll work to match you with the faculty member who can … Read more

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Team Building: Major Issues Facing Teams

Goals, purpose, and mission: What are the team’s goals? What is the team’s purpose and/or mission? How do the team’s goals mesh with the organization’s mission and goals?


Roles and responsibilities: Who will play what roles and be responsible for … Read more

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Descriptions of Four Leadership Styles*

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Relies on rules and directives, preferably in writing.


Typical behavior:


Refers to decision-makers as “they.” Tends to be fair and impartial when functioning well. Uses an impersonal style. Knows “proper channels” and the “right way to get things done.”… Read more

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Coaching for Excellence

Coaching is a helping process that emerges from a personal relationship. The relationship is established between a person who is trying to solve a problem or develop a plan and one who is trying to facilitate these efforts.


The following … Read more

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